FAQ - Master's Programmes at DSV

Below you will find answers to the most common questions regarding application, requirements and study format (distance or campus).

 

Application process

DSV’s Master’s Programmes start once a year, in September.
Next opportunity to apply is for programme start in the autumn of 2022. The application round is open from October 18, 2021 to January 17, 2022.

More information on key dates and deadlines

First, find the programme you want to apply for here: Master’s programmes at DSV

When the application period is open, you will find a blue button for application on each programme's page. The link leads to the central application web site universityadmissions.se. The site contains all the information you need to be able to apply: key dates, documents you need to upload and more.

Please contact the staff at University Admissions with issues regarding the admission process.

You must submit documentation to demonstrate your eligibility for the courses and programmes you have applied for. 
Here you will find information about required documents

 

Tuition and application fees

Students with citizenship in countries outside the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Stockholm University.
More information regarding study fees

The application fee is 900 SEK (Swedish kronor) for each registration (regardless of the number of search options)

The tuition fee for Master’s Programmes (except Master's programme in Health informatics*) at DSV is 135 000 SEK (Swedish kronor) each academic year.

*Joint Master's Programme in Health informatics is 165 000 SEK (Swedish kronor) each academic year.

You pay for one semester at the time in advance. The first instalment of the tuition fee must be paid in order for the Swedish Migration Agency to start processing your application for a resident permit for studies.

The United Kingdom formally left the European Union on 1 February 2020. This has resulted in some changes regarding the application and tuition fee requirements for British citizens and their families. 

Information for British citizens regarding Brexit

 

Application process

Students in their last year of studies who don't yet have documentation of their soon to be completed degree, can be accepted by universities. 
If/when admitted you will be admitted with “condition”. This means that you have to show your diploma at the department when the semester starts to be able to begin your studies here.

Information on how to apply when you are on your final year of bachelor's studies

 

Requirements

Unfortunately the department is not able to give advance notice regarding special requirements. Only the Admission board can consider your documents. All applicants must apply via University admissions and upload documents for the Admission board to review.

If you do not fulfill the entry requirements through formal qualifications, you can apply to get your eligibility evaluated based on knowledge acquired in other ways.
Information on validation of prior learning

 

Special requirements

In order to fulfil the entry requirement of 15 credits/ECTS in mathematics/programming for the Master's programme in Decision analysis and Data Science, you need to have obtained at least 15 credits/ECTS in these subjects (combination of either or both), either as part of your previous education or independent courses.

Note: If you wish to include independent courses, remember that they need to be offered by an accredited University. Courses offered by online learning platforms (Coursera, Udemy etc.) are not counted in.

Mathematics: any mathematics course including mathematical reasoning and calculations, i.e. mathematical analysis, calculus, algebra, geometry, discrete mathematics, probability theory, differential equations.
Please note that we only count in Mathematical statistics and not regular statistics (i.e. statistics that only involve the use of statistical tools and representation).
Applicants with a bachelor’s degree certificate on Economics fulfil the eligibility criterion of 15 credits/ECTS in mathematics, as long as the whole degree is an Economics degree and not partially/consisting of independent courses in Economics.

Programming: any programming language course (Python, C, C++, Java, Javascript etc.) as long as it includes hands-on programming (writing actual code). Any programming language type is acceptable (object-oriented, procedural, logic-based etc.) provided that the course content includes at least the basic knowledge to understand and use the language in practice.
Please note again that the course needs to involve code implementation so courses which only include mark-up languages (i.e. HTML, XML), style sheet languages (i.e. CSS) are not counted in.

In addition, Database-related courses are acceptable as long as they involve implementation and not only using the database (i.e. queries).

In order to fulfil the specific entry requirement of 22.5 credits/ECTS in programming and 7.5 credits/ECTS in databases for the Master's programme in Artificial Intelligence, you need to have obtained at least 30 credits (in total) in these subjects, either as part of your previous education or independent courses.

Any programming language course (Python, C, C++, Java, Javascript etc.) is acceptable as long as it includes hands-on programming (writing actual code). Any programming language type is acceptable (object-oriented, procedural, logic-based etc.) provided that the course content includes at least the basic knowledge to understand and use the language in practice.
Please note again that the course needs to involve code implementation so courses which only include mark-up languages (i.e. HTML, XML), style sheet languages (i.e. CSS) are not counted in.
The database-related courses are acceptable as long as they involve implementation and not only using the database (i.e. queries).

Note: If you wish to include independent courses, remember that they need to be offered by an accredited University. Courses offered by online learning platforms (Coursera, Udemy etc.) are not counted in.

 

Language requirements

All courses and programmes at Stockholm University require proof of proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary school course English 6. 
Here you will find information how to meet the English requirements

If you have questions regarding language requirements, please contact the Admissions Office at study@su.se

Deadline for receipt of supporting academic documents is 1 February 2022.

Unfortunately no late documents or test results are accepted. All courses and programmes at Stockholm University require proof of proficiency in English and the admissions regulations at Stockholm University do not admit acceptance of applicants who do not fulfil the English requirement.

 

Selection

The selection of students is based solely on grades of academic courses.

The selection of students for Master's programmes at our Department is based solely on grades of academic courses. This means that the Admission board is not considering recommendation letters, CV or motivation letter when you apply for Master's Programmes at Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, DSV.

 

Late application

No, it is only possible to apply for masters programmes at DSV in the first admission round from mid-October to mid-January.

If the admission is closed, you are not able to apply. Occasionally some programmes are open for late application. In that case it is indicated at University admissions.

 

Reserve list

The department practices excess admission, which means that normally we do not call for reserves. If places are available, the department will contact the student in numerical order according to the reserve list.

 

Distance studies (online)

Distance programmes are fully taught online. All teaching is conducted via our learning platform. Distance programmes have no compulsory meetings or lectures on campus in Stockholm. 

Full-time studies (100% study pace) demand a 40-hour study-week. 

The programmes are somewhat flexible regarding the time of the day, but group work and compulsory live online seminars will occur. You need to follow the course outline during the weeks the course is scheduled. When the course is scheduled, you will get feedback, help and results on your assignment and group work from the teachers. If you decide to not take or complete one course, you have to wait until the next time the course is scheduled to take or finish it. Some courses are given only once a year.

 

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